Hi, I'm Shawnna

I create graphics and design resources for female bloggers, crafters and biz owners;

with a fun girly style for your brand, social presence or hand-made products.

Easy access and affordability, alongside flexible licensing, give you the perfect solution for all your many projects.

When I'm not designing I'll be out walking the dogs, binging on Netflix or curled up with a good book.

Welcome.

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Bulk Order Discount

Bulk Order discount offer at Lovelytocu

Introducing the Bulk Order Discount at Lovelytocu!

Save 70% on any $100 order. With a combined shopping cart across all three of my shops, use the bulk order discount for purchases for any product at Lovelytocu, The Friendly Flamingo and Terrific Templates.

Just use coupon code Hello70 at checkout when your shopping cart totals $100 or more.

* All prices are in US dollars. Valid only on stock items, custom and access pass not included.

Shopping only at The Friendly Flamingo or Terrific Templates? All the products in these two stores are 50% off when you buy 2 or more items. Use coupon code B1G1 exclusively for your purchases here.


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Exclusive Freebies


Get a free sample of my work with exclusive female character clip art graphics that are perfect for bloggers, small business owners, and crafters.

All free, no strings attached.

You will get 21 girly illustrations in the pack, exactly as pictured below, all sized at 12" in print resolution with a ready to use web resolution version also included for your convenience.

Comes with my Standard Commercial License.
Read my terms of use to understand how and where you can use these.



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Want even more free graphics like these?

Join my Facebook Group, All The Lovely Gals, for weekly freebies.




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Become a Lovely's Girl

Membership to the Lovely Girls Club is an all exclusive, limited seat, fan only VIP email list.

Yep, you read that right. Access IS limited.

Because this is simply not your average, ordinary ol' email that you'll want to instantly delete from your inbox every time my name pops up.

The offers I'll be sending out are so awesome, so valuable,
I can only afford to give them to my biggest fans.

I've got freebies, discounts, vouchers, giveaways and more - only for subscribers.

So if you're a repeat customer (or plan to be),
 if you're a super raving fan who loves ALL my stuff,
you'll want need to be on this list!

Join below, and be sure to look out for the instant email with instructions on what to do next.
And don't forget to keep me out of your spam box! Or you'll miss out on all the good stuff.

Join the VIP email list at Lovelytocu.ca


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Weekly Freebies

Facebook group All The Lovely Gals for weekly freebies


Join my Facebook group All The Lovely Gals for sweet weekly freebies!

My new group is an exclusive fan hangout where you'll get regular weekly freebies every Tuesday, exclusive discounts and giveaways not offered elsewhere.

Interact with other fans, ask questions, share your work, provide feedback on designs and have your say for upcoming products.


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Buy The Shop

All Access Pass to buy the shop at Lovelytocu.ca

As one of my best selling offers, the All Access Pass is popular for good reason.

The Pass gives you the entire store inventory for all three of my shops; Lovelytocu, The Friendly Flamingo and Terrific Templates for one low price. And as if that wasn't enough, you also get all newly released products for a whole year! In all three shops!

With a total value of over $7k of instantly available product, you save more than 98% off the regular price, plus you get any additional products released throughout the year. That's a pretty substantial savings.

The Pass also comes in two price points for the utmost versatility depending on your design needs.

Once you purchase the Pass you'll receive instructions and an exclusive code to use in my online store, unlocking the entire inventory for a full 12 months. Just download what you need, when you need it, as many times as required.

You'll get monthly emails from me with updates on newly available product and occasionally a heads up on what I'll be working on next.

It's just that simple.


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Lending on Kiva

Giving by Design micro-loans on Kiva at Lovelytocu

Working for myself has been a life-long dream, something I am now so proud to have achieved. But it's not always been an easy road and I know first hand the challenges and hurdles to be faced when following the entrepreneurial trail.

Having access to even the simplest of resources was a turning point for me in setting up my own online business. Being able to tap into the experience and knowledge of others, having a supportive environment and being able to fund my start-up were the single biggest benefits I've enjoyed.

I am now in a position to be able to support others, to share my own knowledge and resources. Choosing to be a micro-lender through Kiva is just one of the ways I'm doing that.

If you've never heard of Kiva, here's what they have to say...
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"We envision a world where all people hold the power to create opportunity for themselves and others.

Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. We celebrate and support people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.

By lending as little as $25 on Kiva, anyone can help a borrower start or grow a business, go to school, access clean energy or realize their potential. For some, it’s a matter of survival, for others it’s the fuel for a life-long ambition. 100% of every dollar you lend on Kiva goes to funding loans. Kiva covers costs primarily through optional donations, as well as through support from grants and sponsors."
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To make it easier for organizations to work collaboratively with lending goals, Kiva offers a team environment for individuals to come together with other like-minded souls.

Giving by Design is the team I created in 2013 to bring together other creative entrepreneurs who also wish to give back and support others with the struggle of financial independence.

My personal lending goals are to support creative women in low-income economies. But each member of the Giving by Design team has their own personal objectives based on their own values and life experiences.

I welcome anyone who would like to join us on this journey and contribute to the Giving by Design team's lending goals. Alternatively, scroll down for info on how to contribute with a one-off donation.

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JOIN GIVING BY DESIGN

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If you're interested in supporting the program, but don't want the commitment of the lending program or joining a team on the site, there are other ways to donate.

As a charitable organization Kiva is always hoping for donations direct to them. They do not take a cut of the loans done on their site, but they do still have overhead costs to consider.

Alternatively, you can gift a donation to another member who will loan the money instead. There is a $25 minimum for this option and it's as simple as sending an electronic gift card.

I am more than happy to accept Kiva gift cards from anyone who wants to support the Giving by Design team if this is the best option for you, just send to admin@lovelytocu.com.



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Starter Kits for Designers

Digital design starter kits from Terrific Templates

Want to get started creating digital designs to sell? Or maybe as freebies to offer on your blog?

Sitting down to a blank page can be overwhelming and is a major contributor to a little something known as procrastination. That's where templates come in really handy as a starting block. The pages are already laid out for you, saving time and frustration, but also giving you that much-needed starting point.

This is one of the reasons why I created my template line under the Terrific Templates banner. These are templates that I myself use and had been getting requests for from my clipart customers.

All of my templates come in various file formats so that they are easy to use in whichever design program you prefer, and they are super simple to use. (although you do need some basic software skills)

To make things even easier, I've bundled the templates together into different packages to effectively create a perfect starter kit for each topic.

Currently, you can choose from collage, party printables, scrapbook paper design or planner stickers. Look out for jewelry design bundles coming soon!

Get the bundles HERE. All are Buy 1 Get 1 free, so don't forget to use coupon code B1G1 at checkout to save even more on the bundled price.

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Buy 1 Get 1 Free at Terrific Templates



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Character Variations


In every character design pack I sell you'll find a series of color variations ready-made to suit your personal style.

The variation choices offered with design pack will be clearly labeled on the preview image as well as in the listing description, but I wanted to review the common variations offered here just to further explain how each product pack is created.

For light skin toned characters; you'll receive three ready-made hair colors, blonde, brunette, and auburn. You'll also get each of those three hair colors ready-made with three eye colors, in brown, blue and green. That's a total of nine variation choices in every design pack. And that applies to every image in the pack. (unless otherwise noted in the listing)


For darker skin toned characters the choices apply to the exact skin tone offered. Every character design pack will come with three skin tone choices, caramel, cinnamon and chocolate. Again, that applies to every image in the set for a total of three variations per image.


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These are just the variations offered in my stock listings. For even more choices and combinations, be sure to check out my customization offerings where you'll find even more ways to personalize your graphic.


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Digital Downloads

Troubleshooting guide for digital downloads by Lovelytocu

I'm often contacted for technical support for digital downloads, particularly with managing zip folders and file compatibility. Even the most seasoned pro can encounter little tech issues and it can be a real source of frustration to work through those digital gremlins.

So I've put together this helpful guide on the top most common issues that crop up to help you out.

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What's Included Here:

1. Correctly unzipping file folders
2. Where and how to save downloaded files
3. File types and software compatibility
4. Corruption on download

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WHY UNZIP FOLDERS

Zipped folders are a digital standard for file delivery as zipping the folder allows multiple files to be transmitted together inside a single folder and at a slightly smaller byte size.

The process of ‘zipping’ compresses the folder to make the overall folder size smaller, and in doing so the composition of the folder and its contents are changed. In this changed state, files may not work as expected... or at all.

The reverse action of ‘unzipping’ (or extracting as Windows refers to it) reverts the contents back to their original form. Through this action, it is absolutely necessary to fully and correctly unzip any folder before attempting to use the contents inside.

In recent versions of Microsoft operating systems, you are able to view the contents of a zipped folder, which can cause some confusion for unsuspecting users. Don’t be fooled by a zipped folder!

Here is what you should be looking for:

zip folder example

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HOW TO UNZIP FOLDERS

Regardless of what operating system or computer type you are using, the process of unzipping (extracting) should create a duplicate unzipped folder on your computer. (this may work differently on mobile devices depending on your app program)

The actual process differs a little bit depending on your device type and system but the end result is always the same. Once you have ‘unzipped’ your folder and you have that duplicate ‘unzipped version available… just delete the zipped version as you really don’t need it anymore (and it saves hard drive space to do so).

Not sure how to unzip a folder? This tutorial gives you the basics for each device type but if you need more detailed information or if your device or system isn’t listed, a quick google search for “how to unzip on a (fill in the blank)” will likely give you all the info you need and probably a YouTube video as well.

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SAVING FOLDERS

By default, most downloads will automatically be saved in a special “Downloads” folder on your PC. This works great, however, it’s not the best place to permanently store files that you wish to use.

Once you’ve unzipped your download it is best practice to save that folder elsewhere on your computer, such as your documents folder or even your desktop.

The reason for this is similar to the previous section on accessing zipped folders. For some reason, accessing files that are located in the downloads file can cause unexpected errors sometimes. The downloads folder seems to work a bit different from other folders and the issue crops up sporadically; and honestly, I have no idea why, but if my tech guy says “just save the files on your PC elsewhere, not in the downloads folder”, then that’s what I do. From experience, this does work out for the best.

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FILE TYPES

Knowing which file types work in what software is key to successfully working with any files you might download. My own products at Terrific Templates are offered in a variety of file types in order to provide all users with the tools they need for their projects. Depending on your skills and available software it’s likely that you will not need every file type offered.

This article explains the difference between a variety of file types and their purpose.

In order to use the files you’ve downloaded for editing or designing, you are going to need to open them in an appropriate software program for the relevant file type. (refer to my article link above to learn what each of the file types are in your download)

You may already have software on your computer that is up to the task for the project you have in mind but there are many free or inexpensive options to choose from if you don’t.

Here are a few choices depending on your skill level: MS Publisher, Powerpoint, Paint.net, Pixlr, PicMonkey, Photopea, Gimp, Inkscape, Photoshop Elements.

Each of these programs does require at least some editing knowledge to use them, and some are easier to learn than others. In all cases there are many tutorials available online.

When searching for a ‘how to’ tutorial I recommend doing a general search rather than focusing on the exact project you are working on.

For example; if you are trying to change the color of a shape in a planner sticker template, just search for “change shape color in Pixlr” instead of “edit planner sticker templates”.

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CORRUPTION ON DOWNLOAD

While this doesn’t happen very often, it certainly can happen. Files being transmitted over the internet do not always arrive at their destination in one piece. There’s no blame to place for this, it’s just the nature of how things work. Occasionally glitches happen.

If you suspect there is something seriously wrong with your download, or if the folder is empty, it’s likely that the transmission was interrupted or incomplete.

The best option, in this case, is to delete your first attempt and simply try again ensuring that you have a good strong internet connection while doing so.

While this may be frustrating, there’s not a whole lot anyone can do to prevent such a circumstance from happening. We are limited by the technology we have.

If an actual file corruption persists you can usually contact the site or seller of the file to get an emailed copy. I provide this as an option in my own shops, but only for actual file corruption situations.

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WHAT NEXT?

If you are still experiencing technical issues with my own files after going through all of the above, don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’m happy to assist.

Regardless of whose file you are having issues with, consider the following list of points before getting in touch. In order for anyone to provide you with some technical suppo,rt they are going to need a few basic pieces of info.

1. Know your device type, operating system and the software you are trying to use if applicable, it really helps out with troubleshooting more specifically to your computer. If you don’t know this you can find the info on your PC by pressing the Windows logo key + R, type winver, then select OK.

2. Be prepared to send a screenshot of your entire screen showing the issue you are having. This way, they can see what you see in full and there are no misunderstandings with terminology.

3. Be polite and patient. Yes, tech issues are frustrating. Sure, you have better things to do with your time, but these little technical issues are rarely anyone’s fault. Work together to find the solution.


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